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ECU Strategic Plan Banner 2017

Capture Your Horizon is ECU's strategic plan for 2017-2022. It reflects the mission of the institution and serves as a proclamation of its commitments to the challenges set forth by the strategic plan of the UNC System, Higher Expectations

ECU is resolute in honoring the values that have propelled its success over more than a century. Capture Your Horizon focuses on three commitments critical to the continued growth of the institution. ECU pledges to be a national model for Student Success, Public Service, and Regional Transformation.

In addition, ECU has identified three Areas of Distinction that make it relatively unique to the UNC System: serving as a Cultural Champion - enhancing the quality of lives through economic development and cultural enrichment; Social Mobility - being a leader in providing professional educational opportunities for students, including those from distressed counties; and Transformative Engagement - developing and leveraging public and private partnerships to serve the region. 

Finally, ECU, along with each constituent institution in the UNC System, will track a set of metrics outlined in Higher Expectations to identify strengths, measure progress, and highlight areas of improvement. This framework serves as a tangible measuring tool for the achievement of the UNC System's shared goals, communicating specific success in meeting the needs of the region and state to state leaders and the public. It will also show North Carolinians that ECU its system peers are committed to keeping the promise of a high-quality university education system in the state. 

Visit the Capture Your Horizon website to learn more about ECU's strategic plan.